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H.M.S. Victory
The Flagship of the Royal Navy

The boatswain's mates stand ready to pipe you aboard...
in WAV or AU format.

Photograph of VICTORY
The H.M.S. Victory is in No. 2 Dock at Portsmouth Harbour, England.
(Click on the picture to see a larger view.)

Nelson's death scene
as rendered in a contemporary painting.
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Plaque which marks where Nelson fell on the Quarterdeck. Click to see a larger view in JPG format. (Photo credit: Unknown.)

Signal to the fleet before Battle.

Some of Victory's Specifications

Designed by Sir Thomas Slade.
Keel laid on 23 July 1759.
Launched on 7 May 1765
Length of Gun Deck:
Length of Keel:
Moulded Breadth:
Extreme Breadth:
Depth in Hold:
151' 5/8"
50' 6"
51' 10"
21' 6"
3,500 tons (approx.)
2,162 tons
Lower Gun Deck:
Middle Gun Deck:
Upper Gun Deck
thirty 32-pounders, two 12-pounders
twenty-eight 24-pounders
thirty 12-pounders
twelve 12-pounders
two 68-pounder carronades

Other sites on the Internet about HMS Victory and Lord Nelson.

Read the Articles of War which were the foundation of shipboard discipline.

Photographs, except where noted, are 1993 Ian (I. W. D.)

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